Navane Payasa | Foxtail Millet Payasa

Try this quick and easy foxtail millet payasa recipe that can be made in under 30 minutes, this foxtail millet payasa is the perfect festive recipe this deepavali. Plus its healthy too. Serve it warm or chilled.

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Wish You All A Very Happy DeepavaLi 🙂 Let there be light in your thoughts, words, actions and in your heart!

I’m not so much into making sweets during festive season, moreover, even if I do, it’s usually healthy and light. Not too greasy, dunked in sugar and ghee, light on the tummy and has to be a guilt-free indulgence. Of course, you might say that, diwali happens once a year and that indulgence is inevitable. NO! Not to me at least, I’m so much more lazier to burn those extra carbs 😛 so i’d refrain myself from indulging at the first place.

People who know me know that I’m a millet maniac and this foxtail millet payasa is a family favourite.

Just 5 Ingredients and is ready in 30 minutes. Talk about how healthy it is to indulge, cuz foxtail millet has loads of fiber and is great to gorge on with the festive food.

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I highly recommend using black organic jaggery in this recipe as it really gives a distinct flavour unlike the normal jaggery.

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Black jaggery is available in most organic stores and is quite reasonable too. If you’re wondering if you could use liquid jaggery or jaggery powder, I’m not sure how it tastes, cuz usually, liquid jaggery is less sweeter than the black jaggery.

Also Try [Ragi Halbai]

[Ragi Bliss Balls]

Rasmalai From the scratch with step-wise pictures

Savory Foxtail Millet and Lentil Dumplings

 

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Navane Payasa | Foxtail Millet Payasa
Easy, quick and ready in under 30 minutes, this foxtail millet payasa is the perfect festive recipe this deepavali. Plus its healthy too. Serve it warm or chilled.
navane Payasa-1-4- Slurpy Platter
Navane Payasa | Foxtail Millet Payasa
Easy, quick and ready in under 30 minutes, this foxtail millet payasa is the perfect festive recipe this deepavali. Plus its healthy too. Serve it warm or chilled.
Servings Prep Time
4Cups 10Minutes
Cook Time
30Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4Cups 10Minutes
Cook Time
30Minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Wash and drain the foxtail millet. Pressure cook for 1 whistle or cook directly in a heavy bottomed pan with 1 cup of water. (Takes about 10 minutes on medium low heat)
  2. In another pan, add a tbsp of ghee and roast the nuts. Transfer it to a small bowl to garnish it later.
  3. In the same pan, add the jaggery a tbsp of water and stir until you see the bubbles appearing. At this point, add the dessicated coconut and give it a stir until well combined.
  4. Now add the cooked foxtail millet and give it another quick stir.
  5. Turn the flame to low and take a portion of the entire mixture and grind it with freshly grated coconut in a mixer jar (this is done to thicken the payasa, while coconut also gives a rich texture and flavour)
  6. Add the ground mixture with the payasa and stir it on medium low flame until it slightly comes to a boil (you start seeing bubbles). Add a portion of the roasted nuts and raisins.
  7. Garnish it with the rest of the roasted nuts and serve warm or chilled.
Recipe Notes
  1. Using fresh coconut is optional. You can also save a portion of the desiccated coconut and use it while grinding too. 
  2. This dessert stays in the fridge for nearly 4-5 days. You can reheat and eat it too. 


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